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Ayushman Bharat

India In Last 24 Hours Records 26,000 Coronavirus Positive Cases For The First Time

The total count rises to 7,93,803 according to the data given by the Union Health Ministry. With 475 new deaths, the fatality count has gone up to 21,604


NEW DELHI| India recorded the biggest single-day spike of 25,506 coronavirus cases on Thursday. The total count rises to 7,93,803 according to the data given by the Union Health Ministry. With 475 new deaths, the fatality count has gone up to 21,604.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases, followed bt Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. 4,95,513 patients across the country have recovered so far, taking the recovery rate to 62.42%. India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.

Maharashtra state government says they are addressing the shortage and have been in touch with suppliers to boost supplies. 6,875 people, tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 2,30,599.

Tamil Nadu state registered 1,26,581 cases so far, the second-highest cases of coronavirus in the country. Capital Chennai accounts for 58.2% of the cases in Tamil  Nadu. While Chennai has seen a dip in the number of cases, Madurai has seen a five-fold rise in COVID-19 cases in the last 16 days.

Delhi recorded 2,187 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday taking the infection tally to over 1.07 lakh. The death count is  3,258. The Union Home Secretary held a meeting through video conference to review the management of COVID-19 situation in the capital.

In Uttar Pradesh lockdown will be imposed from 10 pm tonight to Monday morning because of the spiralling COVID-19 cases in the state. Only essential services will be allowed during the lockdown. This is the first time the state government is going for a blanket lockdown since the centre started lifting the restrictions in May. Uttar Pradesh so far has over 32,362 cases of coronavirus, of which more than 21,000 patients have recovered, 862 patients have died.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Karnataka crossed the 30,000-mark as the state reported 2,228 new cases. Capital Bengaluru saw the highest single-day rise with over 1,300 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

Telangana’s coronavirus cases count has gone up to 30,946 while the death count as risen to 331.

Kerala once again reported the highest single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 339 new cases. Out of these, 117 are those who have returned from abroad and 74 from other states. Around 149 patients recovered on the same day. 133 are cases of local transmission and there are seven cases where the source of infection is not known. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala is 6,534.

The US the worst-hit country records 65,551 new coronavirus cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 5.54 lakh people globally since it emerged in China late last year. Over 1.22 crore people have been infected with the highly contagious virus.

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